The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) blew into town for its 114th annual convention here February 14-17, with a successful trade show, speakers and educational sessions.
Evidence of metal roofing was abundant. This is an area that continues to grow, and is taking the industry by storm. As Geoff Stone, Metalworking Inc. said, the demand is enormous, but now the manufacturers have to step up with enough new products to keep up, from press brakes to hand tools, to support it. His company has turned to Europe to import two new lines of hand tools for metal roofing professionals, as some of this technology has long been available overseas.